I'm sure that like me, you try to get the most out of your creative purchases. We all like added value especially when we work hard for our money. So, when I designed my embroidery templates I was keen to explore other ways to use them. Of course you can use these creative suggestions for any templates that you may already have. More than just embroidery templates Alfie, Ethan … [Read more...] about Embroidery templates: Thinking outside the box
The Secrets to Successful Sewing I have 5 secrets to successful sewing and they will probably surprise you. Sewing is a skill that we have to learn and not something we are born with. Sometimes people refuse to learn anything new because they may feel vulnerable, but that's how we grow. Staying inside our comfort zones is safe but it also means that we never experience … [Read more...] about Successful Sewing: My 5 Secrets
I don't know about you, but I love drawstring bags. They are so handy. They can be made in all sorts of different sizes and used for so many things; from toiletries to toys and everything in between. Use them as party bags for the kiddos or as a gift bag for a friend. Use Your Stash The bag I have designed is simple but depending on your choice of fabric it could look very … [Read more...] about Drawstring Bags: Make Your Own
Not all thread is created equal. That may surprise some people, but like most things in life there are good ones and not so good ones! This guide is to help you differentiate between the various types used for machine sewing, quilting and patchwork. My top tip is to always buy the best you can afford. Buying cheaply is false economy. Chances are you will not be happy with the … [Read more...] about Thread: A Beginners Guide
Have you ever wondered who invented the humble sewing machine? As I sew for a living, I thought I'd do a little research and share my findings. The discovery that this everyday object emerged from very complicated origins may surprise you. Who invented the Sewing Machine? There are many claims to who originally invented the sewing machine, so I've tried to glean the main … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Sewing Machine?